I'm a home brewer and a grower too, and I have a huge haul of chillis this year. Specifically, I've grown some Facing Heaven chillis, which are very small in size.
I'm about to bottle up a ginger ale (1 gallon batch,) and I want to add a chilli to each bottle. However, I don't want the chilli to degrade or anything, just remain whole if possible. Flavour is not an issue, it's ornamental.
I'm considering dipping them in hot wax as a coating as the beer will be kept in the fridge. Any other ideas? Don't want to ruin the beer obviously